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College Sports

BC tops UMass, 5-3

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — After a two-week November break, the UMass hockey team looked to start climbing out of the basement of Hockey East Friday night, until the Minutemen’s own equipment failed them in front of their own net. Two Boston College goals came off the skate and stick of UMass players, creating the difference in the game in the Eagles’ 5-3 victory in front of 5,939 at the Mullins Center. “That … 0

Ivy crown at stake in The Game

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAMBRIDGE — Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as if he were missing something. “The Game is The Game, but this game is a little more special for the seniors,” he said this week as Harvard prepared to face Yale on Saturday for the 131st time. “It is our senior year, and playing … 0

Alabama rolls to No. 1, but race for No. 4 heats up

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances. Keeping winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles should be in. The race for the fourth and final spot in the playoff is shaping up to be a tussle between four teams. Alabama jumped … 0

Bulletin Board: Weekend split for UMass hockey

Sunday, October 26, 2014

UMass split a pair of Hockey East road games over the weekend, recording a 3-2 victory at Northeastern Friday night followed by a 4-1 loss to Boston College Saturday night in Chestnut Hill. In Friday’s win at Matthews Arena in Boston, freshman goalie Henry Dill made 42 saves … 0

UM stands tall, falls short at Toledo, 42-35

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — With 38 seconds left and the score tied Saturday, UMass coach Mark Whipple called a timeout to relay a message to his team. Toledo had driven to the UMass 19-yard line and Jeremiah Detmer, one of the league’s top kickers, was warming up on the … 0

Lax oversight worsened NC academic fraud

Thursday, October 23, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout. The latest … 0

UMass racks up second straight, 36-14

Sunday, October 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — After 28 losses in its first 30 games of Division I FBS football, winning — and doing it convincingly — is suddenly a contagious feeling for UMass. The Minutemen broke through last week with their first victory of 2014, by 23 points at Kent State, and … 0

Jaywalking: Hall calls Doton

Monday, October 13, 2014

When she was in grade school, Kelly Doton had dreams of playing sports later in life just like any other young athlete. The Greenfield native excelled in the sport of ice hockey as a youngster and thought that if she worked hard and continued with it, she might … 0

UM breaks into win column, 40-17

Sunday, October 12, 2014

KENT, Ohio — With 15 seconds left in the game, Kent State ran a second-down play that resulted in an incomplete pass deep in UMass territory. The Minutemen were comfortably ahead, but when the clock didn’t move, coach Mark Whipple was leaving nothing to chance on Saturday. He’s … 0

UMass finds new way to taste defeat, 42-41

Sunday, October 5, 2014

OXFORD, Ohio — With 3 seconds left, no timeouts, his team down by a point and the clock stopped temporarily after a first down at the Miami 6-yard line, UMass football coach Mark Whipple had two choices: either attempt a potential game-winning 22-yard field goal or call a … 0

NCAA needs to get rid of anti-celebration rule

Friday, October 3, 2014

The NCAA and its defenders are always blabbing about the student-athlete, how much they care for these kids and only want to do right by them. Well, here’s an easy one. Drop the rule against excessive celebration in … 0

UMass sells out, goes down

Sunday, September 28, 2014

AMHERST — Records fell by the truckload Saturday afternoon at newly-reopened McGuirk Alumni Stadium — not even a rented video screen could stand the strain — but a thoroughly exciting back-and-forth football game ended once again in UMass frustration and disappointment. The Minutemen and Bowling Green combined for … 0

Penn State does a job on UMass

Sunday, September 21, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Saturday’s football game at Penn State promised a definite step up in competition for UMass, but delivered several steps back in competitiveness. The Nittany Lions rocked the visitors with 28 points in the second … 0